There are two types of plastic surgery and many different sub-specialties that are associated under these main categories. Cosmetic surgery is one of these and reconstructive plastic surgery is the other. This post will be centered on the reconstructive side of plastic surgery and explaining what it is used for and common procedures.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is used to mainly repair functional impairments and secondly to try and restore some normalcy to that person’s appearance. There are a few common procedures that are done quite frequently and they include breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, contracture surgery, and creating a new outer ear when one is absent. Although there are many other procedures than can and have been done these are just a few of the most performed.
There are many situations in where reconstructive plastic surgery is necessary. Any functional impairment that is caused by burns, traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities, infection or disease, or removal of cancers or tumors. All of these things warrant reconstructive plastic surgery to take place and this surgery can positively affect the outcome of the person’s lifestyle. This type of plastic surgery is performed all time on those victims of the situations above.
Dr. Kim is a plastic surgeon providing his expertise to the Beverly Hills area. For more information please visit Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery.